A new behind-the-scenes photo from James Wan’s Aquaman shows Amber Heard transforming into the DC Comics heroine Mera.
Aquaman explored new corners of the DC Extended Universe, with Amber Heard’s Mera leading both Jason Momoa’s Arthur Curry and audiences in a journey to the Kingdom of Atlantis and beyond. While Aquaman’s destiny may have been to rule Atlantis and stop his half-brother Orm from waging war on the surface world, Amber Heard’s Mera proved to a formidable heroine in her own right and was key to the titular hero’s success as well as the salvation of the underwater kingdom.
A new behind-the-scenes photo from Aquaman shows Amber Heard reading on set of the film as she gets her makeup applied, completing her transformation into Mera. Based on the background of the image, it appears that the scene that was being filmed that day was the infamous Baywatch-style moment with Amber Heard’s Mera and Jason Momoa’s Aquaman emerging from the ocean set to Pitbull’s “Ocean to Ocean.
You can see the Aquaman behind-the-scenes photo with Amber Heard as Mera below.
An Aquaman sequel is currently in development at Warner Brothers, with Amber Heard expected to return as Mera. Scheduled to be released in theaters on December 16, 2022, Aquaman 2 is being written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, one of the writers behind the first movie. James Wan is expected to return to the director’s chair after he completes a new horror project for New Line Cinema.
Amber Heard made her debut as Mera in Zack Snyder’s Justice League before reprising the role in Aquaman, which was directed by James Wan. Jason Momoa’s first cinematic solo outing as Aquaman earned $1.147 billion at the worldwide box office, a figure that makes it highest-grossing DC Comics movie of all time.
Here’s the official synopsis for Aquaman:
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an acition-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
The film stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
Aquaman is available on Digital HD, 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Amber Heard, Mera, Aquaman and the future of the DC Extended Universe!
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.